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Growth Strategies

Business Failure

Why do Start-ups Fail? Revenue May Be the No. 1 Reason.

And a the failure to differentiate your product is a key reason for that lack of revenue.
Tax Center

Put Your Family on Payroll Before the End of the Year to Save Big

Hiring your family members is one of the most powerful (and underused) tax strategies for small-business owners.
Feedback

You Only Get Better With Feedback

Unless somebody tells you what you're doing right and wrong, you're going to have a tough time deciding what to do more and what to stop doing altogether.
Professional improvement

8 Free Training Tools That Will Help You Excel at Your Job

Not every employer will pay for training to get you ahead but they all notice when you're falling behind.
Exploring New Markets

From Cupcakes to Muffins: How Baked by Melissa Plans to Find Sweet Success Once Again

On top of cupcakes and macarons, the New York bakery chain just added muffins to its offerings.
Productivity

3 Ways to Make Work Urgent Instead of Exhausting

This Entrepreneur contributor's company implemented a five-hour workday. An uptick in efficiency resulted. Could this work for you?
Competition

How to Compete with Big Corporations and Win

Ever hear of the "personal touch"? As a small business, you can practice it in many ways big competitors can't.
Communication Strategies

Communication Determines the Success of Your Business

Many businesses fail and it's is not due to a faulty product, but a faulty communication strategy.
drought

There's a New Threat to Small Business: Water Scarcity

Operate a business in a drought zone? Unfortunately, the lack of water you face is out of your control. Here are some considerations.
Connections

How Entrepreneurs Can Capitalize on Weak Connections

You know those social media followers you've never actually met? Don't dump them. They might come in handy.
Success Strategies

This Is How You Become the Michael Jordan of What Matters to You

Learn how to set the bar high from a man who is driven to be number one.
Motivation

Change Your Mindset for Greater Opportunities

What you focus on in your mind and heart is exactly what you will see and experience in the world outside.
Growth Strategies

How to Scale From a Small Business to a Billion-Dollar Empire

Radio mogul John Dickey talks about how he built one radio station into a $2 billion media company.
Job Seeking

Job Hunting Through The Holidays

Now is not the time to stop all that momentum you have been developing.
Hiring

You Get the Talent That You Pay For

Don't think cheap with your talent decisions -- think the best.